"Me and Mr. Booker . . . [is] about Martha, who, in her determination not to become like the stagnantly disappointed adults in her life, embarks on another rite you may find familiar: the probably painful, perhaps misguided, and definitely enlightening rush to grow up."
"Part Lolita, part Bridget Jones, Martha, witty and wise beyond her years, is lost in a world of dysfunctional adults, particularly the charming, alcohol-soaked Mr. Booker—a seductive chameleon who challenges the reader's assumptions and hopes every step of the way. Cory Taylor is a wonderful writer and Me and Mr. Booker is riveting—a disturbing, darkly comic coming of age story unlike any you have ever seen!" —Jill McCorkle
"Taylor's straightforward prose captures the nuances of being at an age where you cannot see the differences between being a teenager and being an adult."—Publishers Weekly
"[T]his unsentimental coming-of-age story presents a nice counterpoint to the typically dramatic tales of teenage angst."—Booklist
"There’s not a false note in Cory Taylor’s brilliant Me and Mr. Booker. Original, devastating, both sad and hilarious, this novel should be read alongside Lolita, giving interior life to the “nymphet” sexually involved with an adult. Cory Taylor’s writing never calls attention to itself; the perfectly attuned voice rolls over the reader, a silent steamroller, flattening the breath from the body."
—Leslie Daniels, author of Cleaning Nabokov’s House